Research for business

Gain fresh insights to inform your business strategy, leverage new technology to innovate or boost efficiency, or invest in the next game-changing invention in order to get ahead of the game – these are just some of the ways that access to University of Manchester research can help you.

Our cutting-edge research helps to inform and improve businesses, charities, authorities and other organisations.

Why Manchester?

  • Recognised for research power – we ranked among the best in the UK in the latest Research Excellence Framework, and 35th in the world in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
  • Reputation for innovation – from the first modern computer to our pioneering work on 21st century wonder-material graphene.
  • Breadth and depth of research – with groundbreaking research taking place across all our Faculties and Institutes – often in collaborative multidisciplinary teams – we can contribute to many areas of commercial development.
  • Dedicated business support – our Business Engagement Support Team will find you the perfect expertise to help you achieve your business goals.

Research case studies

  • We partnered with BP on research into corrosion science and technology; we are also the hub of the company’s $100m International Centre for Advanced Materials. (PDF document, 1.31MB)
  • The National Grid collaborated with us on a host of innovative developments to help them deliver the future UK energy strategy. (PDF document, 1.62MB)